A new floor has been installed upon the gallery's own floor and slightly elevated. The surface of the floor is concrete but applied so lightly that the material remains ambiguous. The installation is located in a frame of empty space; at all points the floor is separated from the wall by a distance of 6/12 inches. A corresponding platform has been constructed in the elevator. The Floorpiece is a subtle disruption within the gallery. Quite close to the ground it seems to float. It simultaneously invites the observer to walk upon it just like any other floor, while making the observer cautious. Like a pedestal is concentrates observation upon itself and like a normal floor resists that attention.
Text: Gregory Volk
Presented in exhibitionsJohnen Galerie, Berlin, 2016
Kunst Museum Winterthur, 2018